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abr. 2, 2008, 3:50 pm

As you probably know, LT has a series feature. For Agatha Christie we have the Hercule Poirot series and the Miss Marple series. In my series list (see 'stats' in your profile) there is also a Superintendent Battle and a Harley Quin series. I don't think the last two are series as Christie meant, but rather series a publisher placed them in?

abr. 2, 2008, 4:04 pm

Well I added Harley Quin because he is a recurring character and I have only done the ones I specifically remember having him in.

abr. 2, 2008, 4:14 pm

Aha, that makes sense. I haven't read those books yet, so I didn't knew it was a recurring character. Thanks for explaining, then there is no work needed on that one.

abr. 2, 2008, 4:20 pm

I haven't put any in for Superintendent Battle myself (at least I don't remember doing so) but he is also another recurring character, though I don't think he works as well because most of the stories with him he is not the main sleuth. I think he generally shows up with Poirot. If someone wants to correct me on that I won't mind, I am not an expert by any means on Christie.

abr. 3, 2008, 5:56 am

There is a CK field for characters, all of which are links to all works with that character entered. This is probably the best place for Battle to go, and maybe Quin also?

abr. 3, 2008, 6:51 am

I support the Quin books as a series because the stories revolve around him as a character.
With Battle - he is a supporting character who features in some Poirot novels and in also non-Poirot ones. I can understand why someone would want to showcase this linkage via series, as there's more visual functionality. However I support leaving books in the less visual CK character linkage.
I've got quite a few Christies in my catalogue so feel I can comment on this one.

abr. 3, 2008, 9:26 am

Well I have 39, Christies, and I tend to agree with you ryn_books, I just didn't want to be making a unilateral decision here. And you said it better than I did.

abr. 3, 2008, 9:32 am

Fair enough, I've only read the Miss Marples and a couple of other odd ones. If they are central characters in their right then they deserve the series linkage.

If they are more like Dolly Bantry - important but only as a companion to Miss Marple, then the character field (which is less well used/known compared to the series) is more appropriate.

abr. 3, 2008, 10:41 am

Harley Quinn > Series,
Battle > Charactor

abr. 4, 2008, 11:20 pm

What about 2p and Tommy? Yes?

abr. 13, 2008, 9:34 am

I would say yes.